Thank You, Saklan Families

Thank you, Saklan families, for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! It was a week full of warm messages, Saklan swag, and delicious food. You definitely made all of the Saklan teachers and staff feel like stars!

We enjoyed tasting your family recipes! Each day of the week featured at least 14 appetizers, main courses and desserts. From ‘Crockpot Cookout’, ‘Holiday Faves in May’ to ‘Special Family Recipes’ there wasn’t a day when any of us left feeling hungry!

The messages the students left for all of us on the Kudoboards were so heartfelt and made us feel seen and appreciated. Thank you to all the parents who worked with your kiddos to help share their thoughts and for sharing your own words of thanks.

From our own Walk of Fame, red carpet and stars hanging in the entryway, to swag bags and our own step and repeat screen, it was certainly a week full of star-studded activities!

THANK YOU to all of you for making us feel so special!

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Saklan Book Fair

Saklan’s Book Fair is coming back LIVE! All Saklan families are invited to shop the book fair after school next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 11-13th

Pick up your child and some amazing reading material at the same time! Stop by the music tent in front of the school to purchase wonderful titles for children and adults of all ages.

The Saklan teachers have created wish lists – books they would love to have in their classroom for use by your children. Many of those books will be available for purchase too and any wish list book purchased will be donated to the teachers at the end of the fair. A portion of all proceeds goes to Saklan in the form of credit so that Saklan teachers and staff can continue to fill their shelves with in demand titles. All forms of payment accepted!

Can’t shop in person? No problem! We will have an online option too; more info to be shared next week.

Celebrating Saklan’s Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 2nd – 6th. One of the beloved Saklan traditions is themed potluck lunches from the parent community, making the week extra special for our incredible teachers and staff! We still need a few main dish sign-ups on Monday, May 2nd, Wednesday, May 4th, and Thursday, May 5th. Please take a look at the Sign-Up Genius and have fun in the kitchen to celebrate our teachers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca4ab2da1f58-teacher1

Additionally, you should have received emails from your Room Parents to fill in thank you notes on Kudoboard for each teacher and staff.  Please be sure to have this done by Monday, April 25th. 

If you have any questions, please email Teachers Appreciation Committee Chair Shannon O’Connor at oconnorsd1@gmail.com or PA President Sandy Lo at sandralo@gmail.com.

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Collaborative Art

The collaborative art pieces that the Saklan students have worked hard to create are now open for bidding as part of the Shindig Silent Auction! Many of these beautiful items are available to anyone who purchases them for a flat fee.

The items below are one-of-a-kind and therefore available to the highest bidder only.

Once you are on the Online Bidding page, click the Start Bidding button and finish creating your account.

HOW TO BID:

  1. Search for packages by name or number by using the magnifying glass or by choosing a category under the menu.
  2. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment. If you choose Bid More you can set your max bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the auction closes.
  3. To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.
  4. You’ll be notified if you’re outbid at any point before the auction closes and you will see an Outbid notice at the top of your screen.
  5. To get back to the main screen, click the house icon.
  6. To view the packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.

This auction is open to the public, but we ask that the winning bidders pick up items from Saklan. Feel free to pass on the auction link – https://saklanshindig.ggo.bid – to those you think might be interested. 

Thank you for your support of The Saklan School!

#SaklanShindig #Saklan Creative

Live Auction

Saklan’s Auction Committee has acquired some irresistible Live Auction items! Take a look at what will be on the auction block this Saturday, March 19th:

Not Attending the Auction?

If you can’t join us for the auction, but would like to bid on one of these live auction items, please email Emily at ewilliamson@saklan.org and she will be happy to set up a proxy bidder for you.

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Shindig Silent Auction is Open

The Auction Shindig 2022 silent auction is now open! The Legacy Baskets that the 8th Graders presented at CLAS this morning as well as many other items are now open for bidding. Additional auction lots, including student collaborative art pieces, will open for bidding on Monday, March 14th.

Once you are on the Online Bidding page, click the Start Bidding button and finish creating your account.

HOW TO BID:

  1. Search for packages by name or number by using the magnifying glass or by choosing a category under the menu.
  2. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment. If you choose Bid More you can set your max bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the auction closes.
  3. To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.
  4. You’ll be notified if you’re outbid at any point before the auction closes and you will see an Outbid notice at the top of your screen.
  5. To get back to the main screen, click the house icon.
  6. To view the packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.

This auction is open to the public, but we ask that the winning bidders pick up items from Saklan. Feel free to pass on the auction link – https://saklanshindig.ggo.bid – to those you think might be interested. 

Thank you for your support of The Saklan School!

#SaklanShindig #BidEarlyBidOften

Get Your Shindig Tickets Today!

Y’all are invited to this year’s Auction Shindig! The western-themed event is a little over a week away, on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Get ready for a good time, as this event will feature a BBQ dinner, open bar, live auction, fund-a-need, raffles and dancing! 

This event is always a great community builder. Most Saklan faculty and staff will be in attendance, and you won’t want to miss seeing Mr. Javi’s dance moves!

Ticket sales close on Monday, March 14th. Don’t delay, get your tickets today!

The Saklan School’s Annual Auction is the Parents Association’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the auction are invested directly back into the children’s educational experiences, in and out of the classrooms.

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Wine Raffle Tickets

The 2022 Instant Wine Cellar Raffle is here! This year’s wine cellar collection features 40 top-rated bottles valued at $3,000! Tickets are $100 each and are now available online at https://saklan.ejoinme.org/wineraffle. Get your tickets as soon as possible since this raffle sells out every year!

Two winning tickets will be drawn at the Auction Gala on March 19th. The first winner is the Grand Prize winner who receives the Instant Wine Cellar Collection and need not be present to win. The second winner will receive a magnum bottle and a jeroboam bottle of wine. Both prizes cannot be won by the same family.

Raffle proceeds will go to the Saklan Summer Reflection Fund, enabling our wonderful teachers to be creative and reflective in their professional development.

For questions about the ticket sales or wine collection, please contact Sandy Lo, wine raffle coordinator: sandralo@gmail.com

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Get Your Shindig Tickets!

Get your cowboy hats and boots ready because y’all are invited to this year’s Auction Shindig! The western-themed event is on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature a BBQ dinner, open bar, live auction, fund-a-need, dancing and lots of fun!

Tickets are now available online; get your Shindig tickets today!

The Saklan School’s Annual Auction is the Parents Association’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the auction are invested directly back into our children’s educational experiences, in and out of the classrooms.

Can’t make the auction?

There are several ways to participate in this year’s event even if you can’t attend: underwrite a teacher ticket, make a donation to the Summer Reflection Fund, or stay tuned for more information on purchasing wine raffle tickets or participating in our online silent auction.

Thank you for your support of the auction and Saklan.

#SaklanShindig

Wine Collection Continues

Huge thanks to all the families who’ve donated wine to our Auction Shindig Wine Raffle! Our wine collection is growing daily, but we still need help! Please consider donating a favorite bottle or two to this year’s collection.

Wine donations can be dropped off with Ms. Shay in the front office or at the Shindig table in front of the school ANY DAY.

All proceeds from this year’s Wine Raffle will support Saklan’s Summer Reflection Fund, which funds summer professional development opportunities for our beloved teachers and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Lo, Wine Raffle Coordinator at sandralo@gmail.com.

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